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Spread Products Trading Middle Office - Vice President (hybrid) at Citi

Belfast, United Kingdom
Closing date
Jul 11, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Markets Operations represents the evolution and transformation of Operations in the Finance Industry which creates a uniqueness about how we deliver our products and solutions. We take pride and are passionate about our People and our culture. We are invested in you, your experiences, development, and in building a successful career for you at Citibank. We are modernizing everything we do; allowing flexibility and creating an exciting environment which encourages diversity of thought and inclusion.

We are a dynamic, global, and diverse Organization, with a presence in over 60 Countries; covering all post execution Operations teams including product aligned Middle Office groups, Settlements, Margin, Asset Servicing, Listed Derivative, Clearing & Commodities Operations. We support an extensive range of Capital Markets products and services including Fixed Income (FX, Rates, Credit, Muni, Cash and Derivatives) where Citi is consistently a dominant top 3 player in the market, Equity (Cash, Derivatives, Prime Brokerage, Futures, Listed Derivatives, Clearing and Foreign Exchange Prime Brokerage) where Citi has a significant growth program to continue to build out its capabilities and services; and Syndicates where we support both FI and EQ new issues and IPOs.

Our Operations groups are the core of all activity at the Firm and have significant impact across the lifecycle of a trade. We partner extensively with a range of internal stakeholders such as Front Office Sales and Trading Desks, Compliance, Legal, Finance and HR; alongside having significant interaction with our external client base, playing a key role in the overall client experience. We have a client relationship group dedicated to overseeing service performance and strategic partnerships with top tier clients, where we play a key role in supporting global clients to ensure they have a first-class experience when doing business with Citi.

Our roles entail ensuring we operate in a robust control environment, whilst in a fast-paced workplace. We comply with global regulations and internal policies and adopt a proactive approach to identifying opportunities to reduce risk through the continuous evaluation of our controls; to protect our clients, the firm, and our reputation.

We work closely with our external global peers, partners, and regulators, and play an integral part in leading an agenda at the forefront to optimize and streamline processes and drive strategy across our industry.

This role is responsible for supporting the Front Office Markets Sales and Trading desks by building, maintaining and providing a robust operational risk and control framework. The Spread Products (SP) Middle Office is looking for a candidate to provide Middle Office support to the SP Derivatives, Cash and ETF Sales and Trading desks.

The successful candidate will focus on delivering the Middle Office strategy for the product, driving our target operating model and ensuring a robust control environment. The role will have accountability for daily supervisory risk and service oversight of the Spread Products organisation, ensuring that the objectives of Operations, the Business and our clients are executed to a high standard and in full accordance with regulatory and control requirements.


• Developing an effective control framework that fully meets Audit, Compliance and Regulatory requirements
• Driving the team's operational efficiency, automation and productivity agenda including keeping abreast with and adopting new technologies made available for use within the organisation.
• Maintaining a culture and environment where processes, risks and controls are continually monitored, and potential risks escalated on a timely basis.
• Identifying, maintaining, and reviewing key risk metrics and indicators and presenting these to senior management
• Ensuring the infrastructure and tools are in place to effectively manage risk and to service our clients to a high standard

Key Characteristics:

The successful candidate will also be required to demonstrate the necessary skills and experience to deliver on the below:
• Operational Expertise: demonstrate considerable understanding of key operational functions such as Lifecycle Management, Reconciliations, Compression and Special Events handling
• Product Knowledge: demonstrate high-level knowledge and understanding of the products traded by the SP business.
• Automation: Utilizes a data driven approach to improve straight through processing and reconciliation match rates whilst reducing manual touch points and operational risk.

Qualifications and Skills:

• BS/BA degree or equivalent work experience preferredOR
• Significant experience in Tier 1 global financial institutions preferably with experience in Prime Brokerage, Futures, Asset Servicing, Settlements, Equites, Middle Office or Fixed Income
• Experience working with regional operations teams in a fast paced, large global financial services firm, ideally within Middle Office
• Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a leader who can positively and productively add product impact to both strategic and tactical technology
• Strong, influential communicator who is articulate and concise, demonstrated success interacting with senior management both in the business, corporate functions as well as the Operations, Business and Technology environments
• Strong risk management and control mindset
• Provides evaluative judgment based on analysis of information in complicated, unique, and dynamic situations; draws on diverse range of internal and external sources
• Self-reliant, good problem solver, results oriented
• Ability to establish and build trust with professionals throughout the business as a leader, advisor and business partner to the organization with a clear client orientation
• Strong awareness of both external and internal best practice perspectives, maintaining a balanced and fresh viewpoint
• Ability to conceptualize aspects of the organization's model and its future development

What we'll provide you:

By joining Citi, you will not only be part of a business casual workplace with a hybrid working model (up to 2 days working at home per week), but also receive a competitive base salary (which is annually reviewed), and enjoy a whole host of additional benefits such as:
  • 27 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • A discretional annual performance related bonus
  • Private Medical Care & Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Pension Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Special discounts for employees, family, and friends
  • Access to an array of learning and development resources
Alongside these benefits Citi is committed to ensuring our workplace is where everyone feels comfortable coming to work as their whole self, every day. We want the best talent around the world to be energized to join us, motivated to stay and empowered to thrive.

Job Family Group:
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Citi is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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